Back to reality...
I’ve just returned to civilization. Finished the John Muir Trail, 220 miles through the California High Sierras. Woke up at midnight yesterday to successfully climb Mt. Whitney. I’m really dark and probably pretty strong right now, although I can’t tell how much weight I’ve lost. We had perfect weather for 25 straight days and then little afternoon thundershowers for the...
HALFWAY TO WHITNEY
I’m at Muir Trail Ranch, last outpost of civilization out here on the JMT. Nothing much to say, except the goddamn full moon spoiled my long-awaited Perseid meteor showers, and each and every high pass in these mountains is breathtaking, just breathtaking. I took a dip in a crystal clear pool in a stream, and can finally feel myself getting stronger and maybe losing a little bit of weight :)...
~90 miles along and doing FANTASTIC
I’m at a place called VVR right now (Vermilion Valley Resort). It’s rustic and awesome and my advisor in college was right—I really am a Republican (of sorts) hippie. I think I might become like these people here for a while, tooling around the country doing odd jobs, keeping brown and sharing food around the campfire every night. Basically I’ve learned a couple things...
51 miles along and doing fine
Turns out the snow was not that much of a problem. We hiked over fields of it at 11000 feet just fine. We’re at Agnew Meadows right now along the PCT briefly where Tamara will exit. No bear sightings, just marmot and chipmunk and maybe pikka? Off now to feast on roasted fresh-caught trout. Feeling sunburned but healthy :)
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Okay now reality is sinking in.
It’s the night before we set off on our JMT adventure. I’m staying at the last hostel-home in the United States, in Merced, CA. The cutest place in ever!! …And I’m blanching. Tuolumne is full of snow. There is still up to twenty feet of snow on the higher passes. I don’t have that kind of gear. Trying to calm down.
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(Click on the link in the title.) This will motivate me to finish the trail, if I see this when I am away :).
Hi Beth from Oakland!!
:) I liked sitting next to you on the plane.
1:43 pm. Three men wearing only patent leather, in various states of skin covering, cross the street in front of me.
I'm having trouble posting pics
So this is a text test!! I’m at Christina’s lovely room right before she moves out. In Berkeley!
Every journey of 1000 miles begins with a single...
Or it will for me, anyway, tomorrow. Wish me luck. =\